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How do I add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress?

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You have joined the Amazon affiliate program now you want to know, how do I add Amazon affiliate links to WordPress. As an Amazon affiliate, you get access to the Amazon site stripe. You get your affiliate links for your WordPress blog from here. From the Amazon site stripe you can get image and text link code. You copy the code Amazon gives you and then you paste that code into your blog post.

I will show you step by step how you can do this.

If you haven’t joined the Amazon affiliate program yet. You can join the Amazon affiliate program here.

If you would like a walkthrough of how to join the Amazon affiliate program. I have a post on how to join the Amazon affiliate program.

Let’s start adding Amazon affiliate links to your WordPress site.

Log in to your Amazon Affiliate account

To get links from Amazon, first you need to log in. You can do this on Amazon’s homepage.

Amazon's homepage for affiliate login

If you don’t log in first you won’t have access to Amazon’s site stripe. It is from the site stripe that you will get access to your affiliate links.

It is the affiliate links that tell Amazon that you sent the visitor to Amazon. If the visitor buys something, then you get commission.

To sign in you can use the ‘Hello, sign in’ link or the large ‘Sign in for the best experience’ link.

Here is the sign in page. You enter your details and then you are ready to find links to add to your WordPress website.

Amazon affiliate sign in page

Look for the site stripe

After you sign in, you will go back to the homepage. But now, you have the Amazon site stripe running along the top of the page.

Can you see the site stripe?

The Amazon affiliate site stripe

If you have the site stripe running along the top of your screen, then you are ready to look for products to promote.

Find the product you want to promote

Let’s say I have a blog about cats. I want to promote and recommend products to do with cats.

I type ‘cats’ into the search box. As I type, Amazon will offer suggested searches for me. Like this.

How to use the Amazon site stripe to get affiliate links

You can click on the suggested searches or continue with your ‘cat’ search. The numbers you see to the right of each keyword are from a plugin I use. It is called ‘Keywords Everywhere’. It gives approximate monthly search volumes for each keyword.

I am going to click on ‘cats toys’. This is my results page.

Amazon results page

I am going to choose the first item on the list. The tower of tricks. It has a high number of reviews and an excellent rating.

Once I click on that product. I go to the details page.

If you look at the site stripe, you can see that under the words ‘Get Link’ I have the options to get a text, image, text-image, or custom link.

Let’s look at each option and how you can use them in your blog post.

Text link

The first option is a ‘text’ link.

You have written content about this product on your blog and you want to send your visitors to this product by using a sentence similar to ‘Visit Amazon to find out more and read reviews about the Petstages Tower of Tracks’.

You can input a text link into part of that sentence. Like this.

First, click on ‘Text’ in the site stripe. Once you do, you will get this popup.

How to use text link in the Amazon affiliate site stripe

All you need to do is copy the link code that you see in the box and paste that code over the part of the sentence you want to use as a link.

This is the example sentence I gave earlier but now it has a link to this product.

‘Visit Amazon to find out more and read reviews about the Petstages Tower of Tracks’.

Your affiliate link is already in the link. If someone clicks on this link to go to Amazon, Amazon will know it was you that sent this visitor to them.

Image link

If you want to have an image to help your blog post. Then you can use the ‘image’ link.

Don’t download any images from Amazon to use on your blog. It will get you banned. Only use the images link in the site stripe.

To get an image for you blog, click on ‘Image’. Then you will see this popup.

You see a preview of the image and you can select the size of the image you need.

Once you have selected your size, then you need to copy the HTML code in the box at the bottom of the popup.

To insert this code into your blog post, you need to create a ‘ custom HTML’ block.

It is into that block that you paste your HTML code.

Like this.

How to use the image link from the Amazon site stripe

Once you have pasted you code, you can check the image again with the preview link. Like this.

Your affiliate link is already in the HTML code. You do not to add anything to the code.

Text and images

The next option is a text and images link. Again, you click on that link and you will see this popup.

You have two options that you can change. Once you have made your selection, copy the HTML code in the box at the bottom of the popup.

To insert this code into your blog post you need to create a ‘custom HTML’ block. As you do for the image link.

Once you have pasted your code. Click on preview and you see what the link will look like in your blog post.

How to use image and text link in Amazon site stripe

This link is served straight from Amazon. If the product description or price changes, it will update automatically.

Custom link

If you are looking to place an ad on your blog post. Then the ‘Custom’ link will be the link you need.

To get the code you click on ‘Custom’.

How to use custom link in the Amazon affiliate site stripe

You copy the HTML code given in the box and enter that code into a ‘custom HTML’ block in your editor.

Preview of the custom link in the Amazon site stripe

This link is served from Amazon. Any changes to description, price or rating will be updated automatically.

Conclusion

Amazon make life so much easier with the site stripe. You find the products you want to promote and you have access to all the links you need at the top of your screen.

Make sure you use the right link type for the content you are writing.

I find that text links convert the best. You have to tell your story and then lead your visitor to a gentle nudge to the product you are promoting.

Don’t be too pushy and don’t use too many links. Too many links will make your post look spammy. Google doesn’t like posts with too many links either.

Comments

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Do you like using the site stripe?

Which link type do you find converts the best?

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